How Do These School Lunches From Around The World Compare With Ours?

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School lunches, remember the days? School lunches in the UK have improved vastly recently. There are actually rules for starters. 

These are the guidelines for school lunches nowadays. 

The school food standards apply to all maintained schools, and academies that were founded before 2010 and after June 2014. They must provide:

  • high-quality meat, poultry or oily fish
  • fruit and vegetables
  • bread, other cereals and potatoes

There can’t be:

  • drinks with added sugar, crisps, chocolate or sweets in school meals and vending machines
  • more than 2 portions of deep-fried, battered or breaded food a week

This is what a typical school lunch may look like in the UK

1

 

What about the rest of the world?

Italy

2

Fish on a bed of arugula, pasta with tomato sauce, caprese salad, baguette, and some grapes

Finland

3

Pea soup, beetroot, carrots, bread, and pannukakku (dessert pancake) with berries

France

4

Beef, carrots, green beans, cheese, and fresh fruit

Brazil

5

Pork with mixed vegetables, black beans and rice, salad, bread, and baked plantains

South Korea

6

Fish soup, tofu over rice, kimchi, and vegetables

Greece

7

Baked chicken over orzo, stuffed grape leaves, tomato and cucumber salad, oranges, and yoghurt with pomegranate seeds

Ukraine

8

Bangers and masg, borscht, cabbage, and syrniki (a dessert pancake)

Spain

9

shrimp over brown rice and vegetables, gazpacho, fresh peppers, bread, and an orange

USA

10

Fried “popcorn” chicken, mashed potatoes, peas, fruit cup and a chocolate chip cookie

There are some tasty looking lunches there. Which one do you think looks the most appetising?

 

H/T: Upworthy

Photo Credits: Sweet Green

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